Nicole Jacobson’s 766 Alignment Template

Project Description:
The project is designed to improve 11th grade Honors students literary analysis writing skills, specifically in
the areas of essay organization and content development ( writing topic sentences, writing thesis
statements, embedding quotes, etc). The delivery method will be exclusively online and asynchronous.
Terminal Objective: Write practice topic sentences for three body paragraphs
Enabling
Assessment Idea
Absorb Activity
Do Activity
Objectives
~Complete
 analyze good Formative: Write
 Students will
one body
and poor
watch an iSpring worksheet where
paragraph
on
a
students are given
examples of
presentation
specific topic . Peer
sample
topic
about topic
review.
paragraphs and
sentences,
sentences in
and explain
informative/pers then have to fill in
the topic
the specific
uasive writing.
sentence.
qualities that
make them
good/poor.
Summative
 identify the
 Students will
assessment
(Quiz)~ Quiz
main ideas
watch a brief
for each of
presentation
the three
(using Camtasia ~Students will
complete a
body
or any program
worksheet where
paragraphs.
that allows
they have to
screen-sharing)
 recall
choose the main
where the

Connect Activity
~ Formative: Write
one body
paragraph on a
specific topic .
Peer review.

Students will write
a body paragraph
with a clear main
idea and several
transitional
phrases (students
will highlight in
yellow their

transitional
phrases from
a list

teacher
physically
highlights main
ideas in sample
papers
Students will
read a short
article on
transitional
phrases

idea, given
several sample
paragraphs.

Terminal Objective: Identify from the list of examples given which paragraphs contain
incorporated quotations and which ones are embedded correctly.
Enabling Objectives Assessment Idea
Absorb Activity
Do Activity
Quiz
Students
will
read
~Students will be
 explain
an article that
given a short
strategic use
discusses
rules
of
sample paper with
of quotation
strategic quotation improperly
placement
placement.
embedded quotes.
Students will have
to write-in their
corrections and
explain why their
alterations make
the paper better.

recall the
rules for

See above

See above

~ Quiz
See above

transitional
phrases).

improperly
Connect Activity
Students will write
a body paragraph
with three properly
embedded quotes.

See above

embedding
quotations
Terminal Objective: Write an introductory paragraph that contains 100% of the following elements: a hook,
avoidance of plot summary, pertinent background information, a solid transition and a thesis statement.
Enabling Objectives Assessment Idea
Absorb Activity
Do Activity
Connect Activity
Students will watch ~ Peer partner
Students will write
 define what a Students will work
with
peer
partners
a
brief
iSpring
assignment
an introductory
“hook” is and
or groups and rate
presentation that
paragraph for a five
articulate its
20
examples
of
explains
hooks
and
Students
will
paragraph essay.
importance
sample
gives specific
complete a
examples.
worksheet with
three sample
introductory
paragraphs that
need improvement.
Students will have
to write in their
corrections/suggesti
ons and then post
their ideas in a
discussion forum.
Students will
engage with their
peers on this topic.
~ Peer partner
Students will watch ~Peer partner
Students will write
 identify and
assignment
a
video
of
two
assignment
an introductory
rate hook
teachers (acting as
paragraph for a five
statements in
students) critiquing ~ Worksheet (see
paragraph essay.
a sample

essay

find
background
information
that pertains
to the
specific topic
and evaluate
what is
essential/non
-essential to
place in the
introductory
paragraph

one another’s hook
statements .

~Quiz

above)

Students will read a ~ Quiz
checklist about how
to decide
pertinent/essential
background
information to
include in an
introductory
paragraph.

Students will write
an introductory
paragraph for a five
paragraph essay.